Governor of Nebraska Weighs In On Legalized Cannabis in South Dakota

Even as historically conservative states have embraced legalization, reefer madness is alive and well in Nebraska. At least with the state’s governor, Pete Ricketts, who on Tuesday once again sounded the alarm on something that a growing majority of the country is cool with. “Well, we’ve certainly seen in other…

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Nebraska Medical Marijuana Initiative Stripped From Ballot By State Supreme Court

The Nebraska Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that an initiative that would have legalized the medicinal use of cannabis is unconstitutional and may not appear before voters in the November election. The court said in a split decision that the initiative violated constitutional requirements that initiatives be limited to a…

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Nebraska high court kills 2020 medical marijuana initiative

In a crushing blow to patients across Nebraska, the state’s supreme court today issued a ruling that will effectively knock the Nebraska Medical Cannabis Constitutional Amendment, the voter initiative to legalize medical cannabis, off the Nov. 3 ballot. The court’s ruling came after legalization opponents argued that the initiative “causes confusion”…

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Nebraska advocates fight to keep medical marijuana on Nov. 3 ballot

Although an initiative to legalize medical marijuana in Nebraska has already been certified to appear on the statewide ballot in November, the measure’s opponents aren’t going away quietly. In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, Nebraskans for Medical Marijuana—a campaign led by State Senators Anna Wishart (D), Adam Morfeld (D)…

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Fallen pot package in Nebraska leads to possible prison time for Colorado man

KEARNEY, Neb. — Two people arrested in south-central Nebraska are facing possible prison time for hauling marijuana, including some that had fallen onto Interstate 80. The Kearney Hub reports that 49-year-old Charlie Red of Sedalia and 29-year-old Damaisy De La Caridad Rodriguez of Miami pleaded no contest Friday in Buffalo…

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Nebraska cops seize 260 pounds of marijuana in I-80 traffic stop

YORK, Neb. — Authorities have seized 260 pounds (118 kilograms) of marijuana and arrested a driver in eastern Nebraska’s York County. The York News-Times reports that the pot’s estimated street value is $ 1 million and was found Monday afternoon after a routine traffic stop along Interstate 80, 2 miles…

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Nebraska woman arrested after offering to sell marijuana on Snapchat

Published: Mar 6, 2018, 3:55 pm • Updated: Mar 6, 2018, 3:55 pm By The Associated Press BEATRICE, Neb. (AP) — A 19-year-old Nebraska woman is facing several charges after Beatrice Police responded to her social media post offering to sell marijuana. Beatrice Police Sergeant Jay Murphy says an officer…

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Nebraska State Patrol seizes 199 pounds of marijuana in I-80 traffic stop

Published: Mar 1, 2018, 5:13 pm • Updated: Mar 1, 2018, 5:13 pm By The Associated Press GOEHNER, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska State Patrol says trooper have seized nearly 200 pounds of marijuana and a gun during a traffic stop on Interstate 80 in southeastern Nebraska. The patrol says…

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Elderly couple busted in Nebraska for marijuana Christmas presents trial scheduled

Published: Feb 13, 2018, 10:58 am • Updated: Feb 13, 2018, 10:58 am By The Associated Press YORK, Neb. (AP) — A trial on drug charges has been scheduled for a California couple who have said the marijuana they are accused of hauling through Nebraska was intended for Christmas gifts.…

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Nebraska lawmaker pitches medical marijuana ballot measure

Published: Feb 8, 2018, 3:19 pm • Updated: Feb 8, 2018, 3:19 pm By The Associated Press LINCOLN, Neb. — Nebraska residents could gain a constitutional right to use medical marijuana under a proposed ballot measure pending before lawmakers. Sen. Anna Wishart of Lincoln presented a state constitutional amendment to…

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